The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Athletics has hired Ashley Reid as an academic success coordinator. In this role, Reid will work with both the Trojans’ compliance and academic offices in maintaining an atmosphere of success for Little Rock student-athletes.
A former Division I track and field student-athlete, Reid comes to Little Rock after spending the past season as the director of operations for track and field/cross country at the University of Texas. During her time in Austin, Reid handled the day-to-day operations of the program, working in conjunction with the coaching staff with multiple administrative duties, including team travel and planning.
Prior to her time at Texas, Reid spent six seasons working in the athletic department at Colorado State University, her alma mater. Reid worked with the Rams football team for two seasons as the director of football administration and community relations after serving four seasons as the director of operations as well as the jumps coach for the Colorado State track and field program.
In 2013, while still competing at an elite level, Reid served as a policy research worker in the Colorado State Office of Policy and Compliance.
Reid was a standout student-athlete at Colorado State, earning honorable mention All-America honors in the high jump in 2013 as she was a national qualifier in the high and triple jumps. She earned All-Conference honors and holds a number of spots in the CSU track and field record books.
Before coming to Fort Collins, Reid earned All-America honors at Johnson County Community College, earning runner-up honors four times at the NJCAA national championships. She was tabbed the USTFCCCA National Field Event Athlete of the Year in both indoors and outdoors in 2012, placing in the top-10 in six different events.
A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Reid was a two-time Mountain West All-Academic Award honoree in 2011 and 2012. She earned her second bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a minor in media studies and Spanish from Colorado State in 2014. In the same year, she was honored as the NACDA N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award recipient.